the rodeo comes to town at the oldest weekly competition in this country,
Cowtown, in Woodstown, New Jersey.
All things “Cow”
are for sale outside the arena…
“Your Picture on a Brahma Bull”…
…or a with a Giant Cowboy.
Cowgirl hats are de “rigueur” – you can buy one if you didn’t bring one (or you need a new one – and who doesn’t?).
You can also bring your own chairs and cooler
if you don’t want to sit in the stands
or eat the BBQ Pork Sandwich and crispy fries for sale at the concession (they were great!)
While waiting for the sun to go down
little boys play with trucks
and the bull riders line up and say a silent prayer,
because these bulls mean business.
and even the clown sometimes has to retreat to safety.
And here’s what The Crowd came to see:
The chute opens
and the ride begins, and ends, in six seconds.
How Steer Wrestling is done
and how its not
how Barrel Racing is done, in ten easy steps:
And a one
ten and Done.